Bernhard Schneider is just the gallows humor. In many nursing homes in Baden-Württemberg, thousands of "unwanted" masks have been standing around for weeks - most of which are still junk, says the managing director. "Now we should also count the wrong masks and report online to the Ministry of Social Affairs that it cannot be grasped." The state of Baden-Württemberg procured a total of 44 million masks and distributed them in homes such as von Schneider, but also to schools and authorities. A well-intentioned campaign, but from the point of view of the recipients it ended badly. Because the masks of 13 of the total of 27 manufacturers flew through a verification by Dekra. The permeability is sometimes "considerably" above the normal values, it is said. Now the uncertainty is huge - not only in Baden-Württemberg.
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